Re: s2d is killing me...
- my suspend-to-disk partition is hda2 and was created using mks2d.exe
some more tips:
fn+esc - suspend to ram
fn+a - suspend to disk (works only in md dos or linux, windows handle
suspend their own way), you should see text based grey screen with a
message like 'saving memory to disk' or a message 'no save to disk
partition found' if you didn't create the partition or the partition
however i think if u suspend to ram, after some time (set in bios)
the system should wake up and suspend to disk)
i know that dell recomends phdisk.exe but i did some searching and
surfing on dell's website and one search came up with mks2d.exe
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Stephen Lau <slau@u...> wrote:
> this has been a point of contention among what I've read. some
> have said to use mks2d - some people have said to use phdisk.
> official knowledge base article says to use phdisk for the I8K.
> anyone know the definitive answer?
> thanks though, i'll try the mks2d utility. do you know what
> number your s2d partition was?
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 09:46:08AM -0000, saubrecht@h... wrote:
> > i used MKS2D.exe tool to create suspend to disk partition and the
> > type of the partition is shown as something different than IBM
> > Thinkpad hibernation...
> > see my page at http://www.geocities.com/stan_22ie/
> > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Stephen Lau <slau@u...> wrote:
> > > so I finally got the magic sysrq working.. (nobody told me I
> > echo
> > > 1 to /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq first to activate it)
> > >
> > > i used phdisk and have allocated /dev/hda2 as my s2d
> > fdisk
> > > shows:
> > >
> > > device start end blocks id system
> > > /dev/hda2 376 422 377527+ a0 IBM Thinkpad hibernation
> > >
> > > does this look right? i have 256 megs of ram, so ~370 is more
> > > enough for the 256+32+overhead.
> > >
> > > whenever i suspend, it looks like the computer goes into a
> > > suspend state. but, when i turn it back on - i just get a
> > black
> > > screen. anyone know what might be causing the problem? i have
> > then
> > > hold down the power button, turn it off and turn it back on and
> > boot
> > > all over again.
> > >
> > > this is the last major feature of this laptop i have to get
> > > working...i've gotten everything else up and running (except
> > winmodem,
> > > which i don't need) - so i'd really really like to get suspend
> > working.
> > > --
> > > stephen lau :: [slau@u...] :: www.whacked.net :: ucsd/cse grad
> > student
> > > "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to
> > one's mouth and remove all doubt."
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> stephen lau :: [slau@u...] :: www.whacked.net :: ucsd/cse grad
> "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open
one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- On Wed, 2 May 2001, Stephen Lau wrote:
> Like you, I scoured all the official Dell resources online - and---------------------------------------------------------------------
> EVERYTHING that Dell has says to use phdisk. And whenever I use phdisk
FIRST OF ALL:
- I spent many hours and read tons of docs (more than I wanted to) with
respect to this problem.
- No docs I found (and I did a pretty much exhaustive "research")
explain _clearly_ the issues.
- With helpful advice from this board (thanks to all who replied to my
questions :-) I finally made it work
- I tried to help others in my turn but ...
- this is a very FAQ so:
IF ANYBODY --- WHO MAINTAINS PERTINENT DOCS --- READS THIS:
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ... ADD THIS INFO.
IT IS REALLY AN FAQ AND UNDOCUMENTED CLEARLY
That is WRONG! Actually Dell says that _usually_ (OK I don't recall the exact
wording) you would use phdisk (or whatever) on Inspirons. On mine I had to
use mks2d (or whatever is called). Actually Dell makes reference to a document
(detailing what to use on which machine) which seems to have disappeared.
1. create the partition. Caveats:
a. try both options, Dell recommends phdisk but on my system I used mks2d
to make the BIOS recognize it.
b. the partition have to be of primary type
c. the partition may have to be hda4 (or maybe hda1). I tried hda3
and it worked on _my_ machine
d. there is a limit on where to put it, e.g. on my 20Gb disk
it worked only when I put it at the beginning of the disk
(not at the end)
SO, EXPERIMENT it's worthwhile the 1-2h spent.
Eventually I created the partition with fdisk (does a better partitioning):
- if mks2d works for you then the partition type is:
0x84 OS/2 hidden C:
No format is needed afterward.
- if phdisk works for you then _probably_ (unchecked!) the type is:
0xa0 IBM Thinkpad hidden
don't know more about it
2. install lilo in the boot sector, _not_ MBR
This way the BIOS will automatically reboot from s2d partition if a valid
one is found. If you _really_ want to install lilo in MBR the you know
what to do and the dangers!
Ryurick M. Hristev ()..()/^\/^\ -<:-)
R.Hristev@... \/ \#/\#/\) What opinions ?